Help the workers not the big car companies


I’m glad to see that the federal and Ontario governments are seriously considering assistance for auto parts companies. This makes more sense than spending any tax payer money on Chrysler. Chrysler’s threat to pull out of Canada was the last straw for me. I would like to see the government pursue the taxes Chrysler owes to the full extent of the law and insist that Chrysler honour all commitments to the workers and to their pension funds. Also if Canada lent them anything the last time they were in trouble a couple of decades ago the federal government and the Ontario government should insist on repayment if that loan is still outstanding. Help the Canadian owned parts manufacturers and workers rather than the executives! The federal and Ontario governments would do well to help those parts manufactures to find other buyers for their products. These small manufacturers are much more efficient than Chrysler and we know they produce quality products. In the interim fix Employment Insurance to cushion any workers Chrysler lays off if they do pull out of Canada. Also tax their cars coming back in because they will not be honouring the auto pact if they are not making the same number of cars in Canada as they sell here. I applaud GM for reaching a deal with the CAW and think they should be rewarded with government assistance and by Canadian consumers.  Trade your Chryslers in for a Canadian made GM car – the curent GM line certainly looks to me to be the cars of the future.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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